Aspern & Wagram 1809

Mighty clash of Empires

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Aspern & Wagram 1809

Mighty clash of Empires

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The 1809 campaign on the Danube was to break the spell of Napoleon's invincibility. Indeed Wagram – the largest battle in history at the time – was Napoleon's revenge for his first personal defeat on the battlefield – at Aspern – Essling. In gaining this revenge the French commander was not wholly successful. Although the French won the battle as the Austrians eventually quit the field, the victory was an extremely hollow one. Both these epic battles are expertly described by Ian Castle, chronicling the many changes of fortune as each side captured, lost, then recaptured key positions.

Table of Contents

The Road to War, 1809/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Opening Moves/The Battle of Aspern-Essling/The Battle of Wagram/Aftermath/The Battlefields Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming the 1809 Campaign

Product details

Published 26 May 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855323667
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 76 b/w; 20 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 33
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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